Album Review: "Anissa Lea" by Anissa Lea (8/10)

Distributed by: E & A Music Productions LLC

Producer: Alex J. Greene

One of the latest artists to emerge from the Motor City is a vocalist who is a well measured blend of style and substance. Anissa Lea is a teenager who truly has done her homework. Her talent is evident well beyond her years, with a love for classic jazz, blues and ’60s pop. And she presents it all, with a delivery that reflects the affectation of Amy Winehouse and the soul of Etta James. Some of Detroit’s top session players are on hand for ultra-hip arrangements of nuggets by the Four Seasons, Peggy Lee and Dinah Washington. Too cool!